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Faith and Family

Keeping Our Kids Safe

Sep 27, 2022 Faith and Family
This past July, as I watched the horrifying events at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, play out, I was once again horrified, heartbroken, and outraged. No child, no parent deserves to ever have to endure such a situation. 

School in the Age of COVID-19 and Gun Violence

Sep 21, 2022 Faith and Family
SHORTLY AFTER MOST PARENTS breathed a collective sigh of relief due to the waning concerns of COVID-19 and the numerous challenges it caused with schooling for nearly two years, they were faced with another frightening situa

Making Peace with ALICE

Sep 12, 2022 Faith and Family
Ask some 55 million K–12 students what they associate with “Alice,” and you will likely hear “ALICE Training.” This program introduces a protocol that might help students survive the breaching of their school by an armed attacker. The acronym stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate. 

Catholic School or Not?

Sep 7, 2022 Faith and Family
Long before my husband, Mark, and I had kids, we had discussions about whether we wanted to send them to Catholic or public school.

The Reality of Climate Anxiety

Aug 8, 2022 Faith and Family
There is a wide range of definitions for climate anxiety. The one thing that all of the reports and articles agree upon, though, is that it’s real, and it’s not going away anytime soon. 

Faith and Family for August 7: Faithful Servants

Aug 3, 2022 Faith and Family
This week's Gospel is about preparedness and having our priorities straight.

Faith and Family for July 31: Parable of the Rich Fool

Jul 27, 2022 Faith and Family
This week's Gospel tells the story of the rich man who continues to grown both his harvest and the barns in which he stores it. Jesus reminds him, though, that it could all be lost at any time.

Faith and Family for July 24: The Lord's Prayer

Jul 20, 2022 Faith and Family
In this week's Gospel, Jesus teaches the disciples how to pray, and provides us with the words for the "Our Father."

Stop the Bullying

Jul 14, 2022 Faith and Family
In the past year, I have heard story after story—in the news, from friends and families and even at my own dinner table—about kids being bullied. It’s rampant. It’s everywhere. As we’ve unfortunately witnessed time and time again, it can be deadly. And it needs to stop.